Arlington Mill Community Center, Arlington, VA
Arlington Mill is a key anchor in the redevelopment of the Columbia Pike Corridor. In order to take full advantage of this important site, a 64,000 SF mixed-use development provides a 5 level community center with street front retail along Columbia Pike and mixed-income housing units behind. At the center of the project is a large open civic plaza with performance space and large two story walls which can be raised on the indoor basketball courts to provide both and indoor and outdoor event space. The project includes a three-classroom day care center and outdoor playground on the plaza level. A community outreach program was implemented to foster public involvement in the project. Arlington Mill was designed for LEED New Construction (NC) Silver certification but exceeded beyond this goal, achieving LEED NC Gold certification April 2014.